Book Festival back with Patterson, used books and more


The West Virginia Book Festival returns this weekend to the Charleston Coliseum with book-related activities, readings, a book sale and an appearance by author James Patterson.

It’s a busy weekend at the Charleston Coliseum with the return of the West Virginia Book Festival. Sponsored by Kanawha County Public Library, the annual festival celebrates books and reading. The festival begins Friday morning with writing workshops. In the afternoon, there will be a reading and discussion of “Feminine Rising: Voices of Power and Invisibility,” featuring several women writers featured in the book. Saturday, the annual KCPL used book sale begins at 8 a.m. and there will be workshops, discussions and talks with this year’s headlining authors, James Patterson and Orson Scott Card. Admission into the festival is free. For more information, including a complete schedule, visit

Funerals for Monday, January 20, 2020

Coles, Kermit - Noon, Nitro Church of God, Nitro.

Craft, Kim - 11 a.m., Whatcoat United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs.

Cutlip, Ruby - 1 p.m., Greene - Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

Lawson, Edward - 7 p.m., Lincoln Drive Community Church, South Charleston.

Legg, Wanda - 11 a.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Miller, Charles - 3 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Mitchell, Joshua - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Scott, Linda - 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Tincher, Joe - 1 p.m., Lantz Funeral Home, Alderson.

Wilcox, Brandon - 7 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.